Writing Your Travels WEA Sydney

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How can you turn your memorable travel experiences into the written word? In this workshop learn how to use the literary techniques of creative non-fiction to bring your travel story to life. Voice, setting, character, and the quest of the narrator/traveller, are all important elements of telling a good travel story. Get started on your travel writing project and set goals and a timetable for completion.


  • Face-to-Face


  • Full Tilt, Dervla Murphy
  • Songlines, Bruce Chatwin
  • Tracks, Robin Davidson
  • The Kindness of Strangers, Jan Morris, Tim Cahill, Simon Winchester and Dave Eggers
  • Lonely Planet Travel
  • Sinning Across Spain, Ailsa Piper


  • An introductory discussion on the great travel storytellers including: Paul Theroux, Bruce Chatwin, Robyn Davidson, Dervla Murphy and more. Bring your favourite travel writers to share. * Writing exercise on your most memorable travel experience
  • The essential elements of a short travel story or article
  • The essential elements of the travel memoir
  • Mapping your travel story
  • Creating your outline, synopsis, setting do-able goals for daily writing
  • Publishing your work: who to approach, how to get your travel story out there


By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Have knowledge and appreciation of the literary techniques of the great travel writers
  2. Have practical tools for creating maps and story outlines for short travel stories or article and travel memoir
  3. Have confidence in their ability to write an interesting and compelling travel story
  4. Set timetables and goals for completion of their travel story
  5. Know how to approach publishers and magazines

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